Please join me over at Rose City Reader for this week’s Book Beginnings party. My book today is “The Fiery Cross” by Diana Gabaldon which is the fifth book in the Outlander series. Here are the first lines:
The Royal Colony of North Carolina
Late October, 1770
I woke to the patter of rain on canvas, with the feel of my first husband’s kiss on my lips. I blinked, disoriented, and by reflex put my fingers to my mouth. To keep the feeling, or to hide it? I wondered, even as I did so.
Poor Claire! To be a time traveler with a deceased husband in the future and a very much alive husband in the past which is where she is right now. Ms. Gabaldon weaves such intricate and detailed stories that makes it so easy to get sucked in to her books and not want to climb out. I could read for hours at a time!